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May 25, 2010

20 Public Health Research Priorities for the New Decade

From today’s vantage, it’s at once easy and impossible to survey humanity’s health needs 10 years from now.

Ensuring nourishing food for the hungry, safe water for the thirsty, protection for those threatened by malaria and HIV—these and other familiar challenges persist. Yet a slew of new problems require attention as well: the hazards of nanomaterials, the risks of aquaculture, the specter of epidemics driven by economic development. To gauge public health’s top research priorities for the new decade, Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine asked Bloomberg School faculty to tell us about their great challenges and most promising research. Look for the 20 topics in the latest issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health.

What’s your public health research priority for the new decade?